blunder
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blunder(
bluhn
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duhr
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (mistake)
a. la metida de pata
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Telling him where we had put the money was a real blunder.Fue una auténtica metida de pata decirle dónde habíamos guardado la plata.
b. la metedura de pata
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
What a blunder! He called his fiancée by his ex-wife's name!¡Qué metedura de pata! ¡Llamó a su novia por el nombre de su ex!
c. la pifia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
What a blunder by the goalkeeper! The ball went straight through his hands into the net.¡Qué pifia por parte del portero! El balón le pasó entre las manos y acabó en la red.
d. la regada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
It was the biggest blunder of my life.Fue la regada más grande de mi vida.
e. el error
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I don't know how I made such a terrible blunder.No sé cómo cometí un error tan garrafal.
f. la estupidez
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
That was probably the worst blunder Sonia could have made.Esa fue probablemente la estupidez más grande que Sonia podría haber cometido.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to make an error)
a. meter la pata
It was a perfect plan but the murderer blundered by leaving a fingerprint in the room.Era un plan perfecto pero el asesino metió la pata al dejar una huella digital en el cuarto.
b. cometer un error
Cook is normally a good player so it's unusual for him to blunder badly like that.Cook típicamente es buen jugador así que es muy raro que cometa un error garrafal de ese tipo.
c. hacer una estupidez
I'm sorry. I think I have blundered.Lo siento. Creo que he hecho una estupidez.
d. dar una regada
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Don really blundered when he sent the message to the wrong cellphone!¡Qué regada dio Don cuando envió el mensaje al celular equivocado!
e. pifiarla
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
The coach blundered with the tactics and we ended up losing the game.El entrenador la pifió con las tácticas y al final perdimos el partido.
f. tirarse una plancha
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Natasha blundered badly in the interview.Natasha se tiró una plancha terrible en la entrevista.
3. (to move clumsily)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I wasn't looking and I blundered into the table.No estaba mirando y tropecé con la mesa.
When the lights went out, we blundered around in the dark looking for the exit.Cuando se apagaron las luces, estuvimos dando tumbos buscando la salida.
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blunder
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la metedura or
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
b. la metida de pata
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
2. (more serious)
a. el error
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (make mistake)
a. meter la pata
4. (more seriously)
a. cometer un error
5. (move clumsily)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to blunder alongavanzar dando tumbos
to blunder into something/somebodytropezar con algo/alguien
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blunder [ˈblʌndəʳ]
noun
metedura (f) de pata (informal); plancha (f) (informal); (Esp)
to make a blunder meter la pata (informal); tirarse una plancha (informal); (Esp)
intransitive verb
1 (err) cometer un grave error; meter la pata (informal)
2 (move clumsily)
to blunder about andar dando tumbos; to blunder into sth/sb tropezar con algo/algn; to blunder into sth [+trap] caer en algo; caer or meterse en algo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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